The Odyssey. By: Homer. Terms:. Epic – a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. Epitaph – writing in praise of a deceased person
serious subject containing details of heroic deeds
and events significant to a culture or nation.
that happened at an earlier time which is
necessary to better understanding
using like or as
verb "to be" and not using like or as
What does Cyclops think Odysseus and his men might be?
How does Odysseus ask for help from Cyclops?
What argument does he use?
How does the Cyclops respond to him?
Why does Odysseus lie about the location of his ship?
What does the Cyclops have for supper?
What holds Odysseus back from killing the Cyclops?
What happens the next morning?
After supper what does Odysseus offer the Cyclops?
What does Odysseus tell the Cyclops his name is?
What will the Cyclops’ gift to Odysseus be?
What do Odysseus and his men do while the Cyclops is drunk and asleep?
Why don’t the other Cyclops come to help?
What is Odysseus’ plan for escaping the cave?
Why does Odysseus call back to the Cyclops as he is leaving?
What does the Cyclops say when he learns of Odysseus’ true identity?
What is the Cyclops’ relationship with Poseidon? What is his prayer to him?
What does Zeus have in store for Odysseus?
Ex. From part 1 lines 268 – 271
“And it was like a mast / a lugger of twenty oars, broad in the beam - / a deep sea going craft – might carry: / so long, so big around, it seemed.”
List each character in the poem under the appropriate heading and give a brief description of them.
Humans Monsters & Unusual Creatures